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It’s a Wrap!

17 Nov

 

The holidays can be stressful!  We work so hard trying to buy the right gifts for everyone on our list and getting it all done in time so we can enjoy the time with friends and family.  I enjoy wrapping the presents with beautiful paper and ribbons so they look great under the tree.  I know that’s the part most people dread!  But it you plan and add some fun elements to your gift wrapping, you can really make if bearable (it’s true!).  Here are some gift wrapping tips that have worked well for me:

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  • Invest in one of those plastic bins or containers that let’s you organize your wrapping supplies.  It really helps when you’re ready to wrap!
  • Shop right after the holidays for great sales on gift wrapping supplies.  Store away for the following year.
  • Focus on one element that will really make your gifts stand out.  Maybe you choose personalized gift wrap and then a simple ribbon.  Or try simple paper and beautiful, bold ribbon.
  • Have the kids get in on the fun!  Give them a roll of kraft paper and they can doodle holiday pictures and messages.
  • Try personalized gift tags to save time and give presents a beautiful finishing touch.
  • Tie it all up with personalized ribbon.  It dresses up every gift!  Personalized ribbon is great for wine bottles and homemade treats, too.

What ideas do you have for gift wrapping that help you make it fun, creative or time-saving?  Let us know in the comments below!

Happy Holidays!

xoxo,

Jennifer

Signed. Sealed. Delivered.

6 Nov

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I know … we are barely into November and I keep talking about holiday cards.  But I am a planner and like to get everything ready so I can be prepared when it’s time to get my holiday cards and packages sent out.  I love making sure my envelopes look festive so when they arrive in the mailbox they really stand out.  The Stationery Studio has a great selection of address labels that make your holiday cards and packages looked polished.  Check out these fun picks that I absolutely love.  Click on your favorite(s) to personalize your own!

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A jar full of jolly!  A great reusable jar full of festive Santa labels.

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Bright and festive, this address label is full of modern charm.

 46940_C4D2CE7C-CF40-D7A0-77814F320165E8EEFull of sparkle, this label outshines them all!

 46695_356A2E42-CB72-6433-0139B2FE86A0E386Full of charm, these address labels have festive warmth.

I’d also love to share some ideas for other great uses for our Christmas address labels:

  • Stick these on cookie boxes for your neighbors and friends.
  • Perfect to use on teacher gifts – they know where to send a thank you!
  • Use these on envelopes when tipping people during the holiday season.
  • Make great last minute gift stickers!
  • Save the rest for the thank you notes for the holiday gifts.

What other uses do you have for address labels?  I would love to hear your thoughts!

xoxo,

Jennifer

The Stationery Studio + One Warm Coat

3 Nov

As we approach the holiday season, we start thinking about all the gifts we need to buy.  We start working on our lists (and checking them twice!) and planning all of our shopping to get everything done in time.  This time of year is also a great time to give back to those in need.  The Stationery Studio is proud to be hosting their 3rd annual coat drive through One Warm Coat.  When we put out our donation box, it always fills up quickly.

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We collect gently used coats, blankets, hats and gloves for those in our community in need.  What’s so heartwarming is when you watch actual recipients receive the coats and try them on.  You see how much it means to get the coats as winter is fast approaching.  Of course, donating coats isn’t the only way to give back during the holidays.  Some other ideas you can do at your work place:

  • Host a food drive for your local food pantry.  Food pantries are often forgotten during the holidays and this is a great time to help out.
  • Sponsor families in your community that could use your help.  Reach out to your township and ask who might need help this holiday season.
  • Host a toy drive for kids in need.

While these are a few ideas, there are many opportunities to give back this holiday season.  Please share in the comments below if you have other great ideas for people who are looking to give back at their work place.  I would love to hear how you help get everyone in the giving spirit during the holiday season!

xoxo,

Jennifer